Report: Lots of teams inquiring about Mariners OF/2B Ackley

by Dec 8, 11:45 PM

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The Seattle Mariners have already had a busy start to their offseason and it doesn't appear that their phone is going to stop ringing anytime soon. 

With the team fielding calls about second baseman Nick Franklin, it's being reported that Dustin Ackley, who split last season between the outfield and second base, has garnered a lot of interest around the league as well. 

In his third MLB season, Ackley saw his power regress, hitting only four home runs in 382 at bats, but saw his triple slash line of .253/.319/.341 improve from his sophomore season. He also provided solid defense, having made only two errors in 113 games last season. 

Dec 10, 3:32 PM

Report: Mariners' Ackley drawing interest from Yankees, Mets, Padres

by Dec 10, 3:32 PM

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Rendered somewhat expendable by the Mariners' reported acquisition of Robinson Cano, second baseman-turned-outfielder Dustin Ackley is reportedly drawing interest from a host of teams, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman. 

The Yankees recently signed Kelly Johnson, but are reportedly still in the market for an everyday second baseman, while the Mets are said to be shopping incumbent second baseman Daniel Murphy rather aggressively. The Padres, meanwhile, don't have an obvious spot for Ackley in the infield, but could deploy him in the outfield, as he logged 46 starts in centre field last season.

Ackley, who turns 26 in February, continued to struggle at the plate in 2013, hitting .253./319/.341 with just four home runs, posting a career-low .089 isolated power.